It’s a smart team of creative, awkward, difficult people who want to make trouble; there’s always lots of debates and disagreements about what we should do and how we should do it.
Do you prefer presenting Unreported World on your own?
The documentary series is just me and a producer/director/cameraman, so it’s a very different, intense experience. For the new series I spent time with militants in Lebanon; after several days they turned hostile. I guess if you’re going to spend time filming men with guns, there’s always a risk it will get difficult. It was the hairiest situation I’ve been in.
Who should win RT’s Audience Award?
Without doubt Breaking Bad. I watched four and a half series in three and a half weeks then had to wait for months for the final instalment. I haven’t been as obsessed with a TV series since Starsky and Hutch when I was six.
British Academy Television Awards are on Sunday 18 May at 8:00pm on BBC1.
Ellie is an entertainment, TV and film journalist writing news and (hopefully incredibly witty) comment for RadioTimes.com. She loves light-hearted dramas and glossy US series - and is more than a little bit obsessed with Downton Abbey. Foodie, sun-seeker and aspiring novelist in her own time. Likes the fact that her name rhymes with telly.